Excellence in Education Volume 12, Issue 15, 12-8-17
OBEN Boots Up for Global Hour of Code
For the fourth consecutive year, hundreds of students in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District joined millions around the world in learning the basics of campaign held in conjunctioncomputer coding during the "Hour of Code" with Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 4-10.
The campaign aims to take the mystery out of computer coding and show how anyone can learn the basics, according to the website csedweek.org., where free, easy-to-follow tutorials by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft giant Bill Gates are offered for all ages.
Land Alliance Teaches Vernon about Water
Vernon School fifth graders learned about one of our most precious resources and why it is so important to protect it when Ms. Karen Mossey, an educator with the North Shore Land Alliance, visited the school. The North Shore Land Alliance is a nationally accredited land trust that preserves and protects open space on Long Island’s North Shore, which ultimately improves the quality of life for all Long Islanders.
In two separate sessions, students learned about Long Island’s water supply by conducting experiments and making mini aquifers in clear plastic cups filled with sand, clay and rocks.